Are you thinking of a winter weekend getaway? Want to make the most of winter in Ontario? We just had a wonderful and memorable weekend at Fern Resort and wanted to share our experience with you!
Disclaimer – This post was written in partnership with Fern Resort. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.
Some people want to get away from the snow and cold in the winter, but if you don’t have lots of time available to go on vacation and you’re looking for a winter weekend getaway, Fern Resort has something for everyone.
We stayed at Fern Resort last summer and had a wonderful time. With all the amenities available, everything is taken care of for you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend Fern to all of our friends and family.
Knowing how fun Fern Resort is in the summer and how they have so many exciting activities for every member of the family, we were curious about what Fern Resort is like in the winter!
Winter Weekend Getaway at Fern Resort
Fern Resort’s winter activities are just as exciting as their summer activities!
You can explore nature, participate in activities, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
One of the things I love best about staying at Fern Resort is that your stay is as busy or as relaxed as you want it to be! Our ten year old daughter is always keen to do as many activities as she can. She wants to do it all! On one of the days, I needed a little quiet time, so Little One and my husband spent some Daddy/Daughter time together. They went skating on Fern Resort’s wooded skating trail and played ping pong with one of the families we met on the horse-drawn wagon ride that morning.
Things to do:
- 1.5km skating trail
- Curling on the lake
- Ice fishing
- Cross country skiing
- Broom ball
- Open Air Crokicurl
- Outdoor Hockey
- Indoor pool, fitness centre
- and more…
Available for select packages only (please enquire):
- Classes and workshops
- Full program of activities plus Children’s Playvillage
- Weekend entertainment
Without a doubt, the highlight of our winter weekend getaway at Fern Resort was our dog sledding adventure!
Fern Resort has dog sledding available through Windrift Adventures. You can find out more about them here. The dog sled teams were made up of four dogs per team. These huskies are really keen, happy, energetic, and know what they are doing!
We checked dog sledding off our bucket list! Little One has been wanting to try dog sledding for a while now, and we got to do it at Fern Resort. Such a fun experience!
We had one of the guys from Windrift Adventures with a dogsled team leading us. John was in the middle with Little One. I was on the sled while the owner was in control of the last team. Halfway through, he told me it was my turn and he was getting on the sled so I could try. To be honest, I didn’t have confidence and didn’t want to do it, but he changed my mind by telling me that the dogs know what they are doing. I am glad he convinced me to try, because it was so much fun! What a rush it was taking the corners and turns. One of the big lessons I learned was that you don’t rely on the sled to be in control of where you are going, but you rely on your body. Lean into the curves when you take a turn. Lean to the right if you want to go right and left when you want to go left. You really have to lean though!
We would definitely do this again!
One of the things our daughter is always excited about when we stay at Fern Resort is the food!
It makes me laugh because she selects things from the menu that one would not associate with the palate of a ten year old child’s.
For example, her picks for one of the days were Eggs Florentine for breakfast, Chicken Shawarma for lunch, Lobster Bisque and Prime Rib Dinner. Of course, there was dessert too!
We stayed in the Main Inn in a large family room (2 double beds and 1 pull out double). It’s spacious and comfortable, and really our home away from home.
To view the types of rooms, suits, cottages available, visit the site here.
LOOKING FOR A QUICK GETAWAY?
You can save on Fern’s Winter Weekend Getaway packages and discover the perfect last minute vacation. Enjoy one to three day all-inclusive packages available for families or couples looking for a mini vacation away from it all. Up to two children stay for free and seniors save 10%. The great thing is that it is just a short drive north of Toronto.
Apart from the Winter Weekend Getaway, you can also choose from their Winter Midweek Package and March Break Package.
Winter Midweek: 1 to 7 day packages
Jan 6, 2019 – Mar 8, 2019 and 2 Children Free / Seniors 10% Off / 3 Meals Daily
March Break: 1 to 5 day packages
Mar 8, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019 and 2 Children Free – Seniors 10% Off – 3 Meals Daily
If you are looking for somewhere to spend March Break, we highly recommend Fern Resort!
YOUR VACATION PACKAGE WILL INCLUDE:
- Dinner on Arrival Day, 3 Meals Daily, Breakfast on Departure Day
- Indoor Pool / Jacuzzi / Steam Room and Sauna
- Fitness Room
- Games Room
- Nordic Skiing / Snowshoeing
- 1.5 km Skating Trail and Large Ice Skating Rink
- Ball hockey / Broomball
- Ice Fishing / Curling
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PACKAGE ACTIVITIES
A very special event during March Break at Fern Resort is our maple syrup program. See how the trees are tapped, collect some sap and gather round the fire where the sap is boiled down. Sample the finished product on your breakfast pancakes!
Our Winter Weekend Getaway reinforced my feelings about Fern Resort:
- Fern Resort is all about family. They take care of all the little details so families can enjoy their stay. Their activities and scheduling are well-planned and the variety and number of activities will appeal to every member of the family.
- It’s a place where we can go to get away from the stresses of daily life and just enjoy our time together as a family. Yes, we do live in a beautiful part of Ontario, but sometimes getting away from work and home is necessary.
- It’s a place where I don’t have to cook dinner or wash dishes for a few days!
- It’s a place where friendships are made.
- Your stay is only as busy or as relaxing as you want it to be.
- It’s a place where we can create lasting memories for our family.
Thank you, Fern Resort for an enjoyable Winter Weekend Getaway.